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 Posted:   Sep 26, 2016 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   hal_jackson   (Member)

No, I've heard the Rudolph song while listening to the opening as well...but of course this came first (and I even was introduced to it first!)

Yavar


True, it dates from earlier (Rudolph was mid 1960s). I've been fascinated by the melody in the "Overture", as it sounds different from anything in the score (it sort of sounds like the low brass part which plays before God's Theme in the Prelude). There has been speculation that this was somehow written by Victor Young, but the score indicates Bernstein as the composer.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2016 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Mine just arrived! Thank you Intrada!

Sorry to hear this Chris Rimmer, it really is a bummer. I'm hoping you will get it quickly without any charges. I'm in a bit of a dilemma now because it's supposed to be a Birthday present for me and my Birthday is not until early November!!! I'm looking at the package now and wondering how the heck I can hold out that long!? I might have to persuade herself to give me a different Birthday present, hee hee, otherwise you will definitely get to hear your copy before me!




Gosh Niall, go ahead and play the CDs!

You're not getting any younger you know! big grin

I'm really enjoying the music, taking my time playing it. Let us know what you think.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2016 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

Mine just arrived! Thank you Intrada!

Sorry to hear this Chris Rimmer, it really is a bummer. I'm hoping you will get it quickly without any charges. I'm in a bit of a dilemma now because it's supposed to be a Birthday present for me and my Birthday is not until early November!!! I'm looking at the package now and wondering how the heck I can hold out that long!? I might have to persuade herself to give me a different Birthday present, hee hee, otherwise you will definitely get to hear your copy before me!




Gosh Niall, go ahead and play the CDs!

You're not getting any younger you know! big grin

I'm really enjoying the music, taking my time playing it. Let us know what you think.


Well PFK, I have opened the box and I put the photos on my Facebook site! I will start listening to the CDs in the morning when the neigbours are out, I can wait that long, and I'll only be another day older, hee hee!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2016 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Yes, and remember Moses was 80 at the Red Sea and had another 40 to go until the Big Farewell. Take your time, Niall! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2016 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

Mine just arrived! Thank you Intrada!

Glad you got it before THE THIEF OF BAGDAD. smile Enjoy !


Looking forward to hearing THE THIEF OF BAGDAD...soon I hope, time is ticking on you know!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2016 - 2:55 PM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

Yes, and remember Moses was 80 at the Red Sea and had another 40 years to go. Take your time, Niall! smile

I will Howard, I will! I'm not quite at the 80 mark yet but the clock is ticking and as my father used to always say "time and tide waits for no man", except Moses maybe!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2016 - 4:31 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

I have received the excellent box set already on Saturday and what is really interesting and fascinating is that all these rumours about a second original recording in stereo which should have taken place a few months after the first one in mono in 1956 and which we have taken for granted all the time here on this board are not true at all.
In fact, there was only one original recording for the film (originally on a three channel master) which then was also used for the mono double LP album. So what is heard on disc 4 comes from exactly the same source as what can be heard in the original recording on disc 1-3.
Doug Fake has this to say in the "tech talk" of the booklet:

"Creating a pleasing and convincing stereo image from the original three-channel masters was a challenge because the original engineers had not intended them for a stereomix - the soundtrack of the original theatrical release was monaural. Elmer Bernstein himself stated, in writing for "Film/TV Music" in 1956, that the score was mixed to a 'single channel', and I have not been able to cite documented evidence of a magnetic stereo or Perspecta 1956 theatrical mix ever being made (within Paramount, at Todd-AO or elsewhere), only mono optical. Even the Projection Instructions make no mention of any other sound system. Consequently, any directional sound seems to be a happy by-product that we have been able to exploit nearly 60 years later. It may also partly explain why the original soundtrack, as heard in the film, was only ever issued on mono records and why the same music was re-recorded for stereo specifically following introduction of the stereo LP in 1958."

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2016 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

I received my set yesterday and am very impressed. The original film tracks sound excellent and, to my ears, more alive than the re-recordings because they were performed to match the film action. Thank you, Intrada!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2016 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

Received it in the mail today. First thing I noticed was how impressive the package was designed. This is my first box set and it is worth it. The only other box set I still have my eyes is the Star Trek TOS. Maybe one of these days.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2016 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

Received it in the mail today. First thing I noticed was how impressive the package was designed. This is my first box set and it is worth it. The only other box set I still have my eyes is the Star Trek TOS. Maybe one of these days.

I hope you get "the Star Trek TOS" db, It's a great set, well worth investing in, it will give you many, many hours of listening pleasure!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2016 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   hal_jackson   (Member)

I have received the excellent box set already on Saturday and what is really interesting and fascinating is that all these rumours about a second original recording in stereo which should have taken place a few months after the first one in mono in 1956 and which we have taken for granted all the time here on this board are not true at all.
In fact, there was only one original recording for the film (originally on a three channel master) which then was also used for the mono double LP album. So what is heard on disc 4 comes from exactly the same source as what can be heard in the original recording on disc 1-3.
Doug Fake has this to say in the "tech talk" of the booklet:

"Creating a pleasing and convincing stereo image from the original three-channel masters was a challenge because the original engineers had not intended them for a stereomix - the soundtrack of the original theatrical release was monaural. Elmer Bernstein himself stated, in writing for "Film/TV Music" in 1956, that the score was mixed to a 'single channel', and I have not been able to cite documented evidence of a magnetic stereo or Perspecta 1956 theatrical mix ever being made (within Paramount, at Todd-AO or elsewhere), only mono optical. Even the Projection Instructions make no mention of any other sound system. Consequently, any directional sound seems to be a happy by-product that we have been able to exploit nearly 60 years later. It may also partly explain why the original soundtrack, as heard in the film, was only ever issued on mono records and why the same music was re-recorded for stereo specifically following introduction of the stereo LP in 1958."


I always suspected the mono LP used the same recording sessions - but I know in one case it may be different takes. "Word of God" on Intrada disc #2 isn't the same take take used on the Dot mono LP. The LP features a take where the one of the violinist comes in too early during the transition from A major to F-sharp minor (the cue starts slowly with high strings on an A major chord, then it shifts to F-sharp major (this is the God theme played slowly). The film take doesn't have the mistake. Very subtle but it has to be a different take.

I listened to the mono LP last night (disc #4 at least) and really liked the sound on it - it has such a good pure sound.

Interesting how the mono LP uses a different version of BIthia's bathing music - notable featuring bass flute. In the film, it's either an alto or regular flute.

I've never liked that 1966 LP, mainly because the recording just isn't as vibrant as the 1960 recording. I will probably listen to mainly the film tracks (discs 1-3) at this point. The 1960 LP sure has a beautiful stereo sound. I had a later issue of it (I think it said Paramount Records) but I later got the Dot album - which is so similar to the mono LP cover, one had to look for the phrase "STEREOPHONIC MUSIC from..." etc.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2016 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   toposs   (Member)

I wonder is Moses lost in the desert because my order at SAE is still pending for a week now.
Has anybody the same experience or is SAE running short on stock ?

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2016 - 5:42 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I actually quite like the arrangement of the 1966 album. The clicks and pops aren't as noticeable on my headphones actually as they are on my speakers. Different listening devices can make a big difference. It doesn't have as much power but I like the additional counter melodies.

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2016 - 5:50 PM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)


My copy has been despatched and is on its way to the UK.

A Pillar of Cloud goes before it in the day, and a Pillar of Fire goes before it at night.

Let’s hope that that sets fire to the Customs Hall at the Airport! big grin

By the way, for those of you who like something to relax to whilst you’re listening to your new 10 C’s set, I posted this on Jigidi. Enjoy!

http://www.jigidi.com/created.php?id=9DIUGB6K


 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2016 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

Got mine a couple of days ago (super fast service). I've been blasting it on the home stereo almost non-stop.

An exemplary release in every way. The best film score release of the year so far. (At least until THE THIEF OF BAGDAD comes out.) I shouldn't say that, but despite THE THE COMMANDMENTS being one of my first dozen or so film score album purchases back when I first started collecting at age 11-12 and my love of it, I REALLY love THE THIEF OF BAGDAD.
I have high hopes for that new recording.

But TEN COMMANDMENTS is definitely THE film score original tracks release of the year.

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2016 - 6:48 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

dp

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2016 - 3:57 AM   
 By:   32B   (Member)

Arrived in the UK yesterday. Custom's charge of £3.02 Value Added Tax plus £8 Royal Mail handling charge. £11.02 not bad over all I suppose but do think the Royal Mail's £8 was a bit over the top..

32B

 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2016 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   orbital   (Member)

By the way, for those of you who like something to relax to whilst you’re listening to your new 10 C’s set, I posted this on Jigidi. Enjoy!

http://www.jigidi.com/created.php?id=9DIUGB6K


Thanks! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2016 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Arrived in the UK yesterday. Custom's charge of £3.02 Value Added Tax plus £8 Royal Mail handling charge. £11.02 not bad over all I suppose but do think the Royal Mail's £8 was a bit over the top..

I got stung too. Two Intrada boxes arrived on the same day, both charged £11.02. First time an Intrada has been stopped in, like, 15 years. And I order a LOT from Intrada. If this is a new trend I'm going to have to re-think how I arrange orders.

Worth it, mind you. Magnificent release!!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2016 - 2:50 PM   
 By:   Dr Lenera   (Member)

Glad some of you have warned about UK postal charges, I now know what to probably expect, I've avoided them of late and was due a sting!

 
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